Back Conditions: Eastern

Date: May 27, 2014 - Jun 24, 2014
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Online bookings are not available for this class, please see registration info below.


Reggie Ceasar
Class One: May 27th, 10am-2pm
Class Two: June 10th, 10am-2pm
Class Three: June 24th, 10am-2pm
12 CE hour NCBTMB / NYS-certified (approval pending)

This 12-hour class will be divided into three four-hour sessions covering:

  • Assessment Tools
  • Defining Conditions
  • Treatment Protocols
  • Follow-up and Self-Care
  • Case Studies

Students will be taught assessment techniques for each condition using the 8 guiding principles,  5-Element Correspondence, and the 4 Shin.

Different back conditions will be identified and discussed including: Low Back Strain, Herniated Disc, Kidney Deficiency, Spleen Deficiency, and Trauma.

Protocols will be demonstrated and practiced for each condition using:

  • Notification & Dispersal techniques
  • Point therapy
  • Massage techniques
  • Tui Na- rubbing tapping, pressing
  • Heat therapy (moxibustion)
  • Cupping therapy
  • Protocols and cautions
  • Guasha therapy
  • Kenbiki & Jostling
  • Oils and Liniments

Standard informed consent and discussion of the risks and contraindications will be outlined for each condition.

Students will practice these techniques on each other and then role-play with a classmate to mimic the client-practitioner dynamic.

The workshop will conclude with self-care techniques like Qi Gong, specific to Back Conditions (Qi Gong DVD available for practice).

ReggieSensei Reggie is a senior instructor at the Swedish Institute. He has been teaching Shiatsu, Tai Chi and related subjects for over 25 years. He is also an Asian Healing Arts and Herbal Consultant. He is a former member of the New York State board of massage and has been an American Massage Therapy Association professional member for 30 years. He is an American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia certified instructor and practitioner.

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